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7 Ratings


Nachts auf den Straßen

Directed by Rudolf Jugert
West Germany, 1952


Story of an honest lorry driver who suddenly gives way to temptation only to be redeemed by a faithful wife.

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Detour Directed by Rudolf Jugert

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1953 | 3 wins including: Outstanding Feature Film (Challenge Award 'Golden Candlestick')

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Detour

    For the first half hour or so, I thought, "OK, this is a very watchable tho typical 1950's German Noir Melodrama" (with a bit of exploitative and uninformed Reefer Madness hysteria thrown in), but then it gradually morphs into something incredibly beautiful that reaches into the depth of human emotion. I'm still processing it.

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